| Embroidery | Embroidery designs | Embroidered clothing | zardosi embroidery | Kutch embroidery | kantha embroidery |

Double Cross Stitch

Double Cross Stitch is also known as the Smyrna or Leviathan stitch


Double Cross stitch is worked over two blocks of Aida and if you are using evenweave the stitch can be worked over two or four threads.


The stitch was worked over one normal block of Aida, the stitch would require piercing the material four times and is very difficult to get neat.


The stitch is essentially a cross stitch with a vertical cross placed over the top, creating a simple star shape.


Start the stitch with a normal cross stitch process, finishing with the needle passing to the back of the material in the top right hand corner.


Next pass the needle, back through to the front in the bottom middle position, ready to start the vertical stitch of the vertical cross.


Next pass the needle through the top middle position completing the vertical stitch.


Next pass the needle through the material to the front, at the left hand side and across the middle to the right.


The horizontal (and the double cross stitch) is completed by passing the needle through the material, front to back in on the right hand centre position.


The second (vertical) cross is sometimes stitched in another colour giving more interest.


If two colours are to be used, then complete the row of diagonal crosses, then change colour and stitch the vertical crosses back down the row. Double Cross Stitch

| Embroidery | Embroidery designs | Embroidered clothing | zardosi embroidery | Kutch embroidery | kantha embroidery |

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home